VW Chattanooga Factory: Fast Facts

Volkswagen Chattanooga Factory
Pretty much everyone knows that Volkswagen is a German automaker. But many Topeka drivers are unaware that VW vehicles are also produced right here in the USA at the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, TN. Even more exciting, production of the ID.4 electric vehicle has been moved to the VW Chattanooga factory, meaning we should see it rolling on the streets pretty soon. Keep reading for more facts about this factory.

 

 

What You Should Know About the VW Chattanooga Factory

The VW Atlas has been pretty popular with Olathe drivers. If you’re one of those drivers, you may not have known that it was likely produced in Chattanooga. Here are some other interesting facts:

Models Produced at the Volkswagen Factory in Chattanooga, TN

How the VW Chattanooga Factory is Environmentally Friendly

  • 12.5% of its power from the largest solar park in Tennessee, which Volkswagen opened in 2013
  • Powers the majority of its lift trucks using environmentally friendly hydrogen fuel cells
  • The factory is home to protected wetlands

Awards Won by the Volkswagen Factory in Chattanooga, TN

  • 2018 Environmental Excellence award by the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce
  • LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by USGBC (United States Green Building Council) in 2011
  • Best Green Business (2014)
  • Best Place to Work in Chattanooga (2014)
  • EPA Green Power Leadership Award (2013)
  • TN Chamber EE Solid Waste Management Award (2017)

Other Important Facts About the VW Chattanooga Factory

  • Stands on 1,400 acres
  • 3,442,350 square feet of factory space
  • 3,800 employees
  • Produces 250,000 vehicles annually
  • Sole VW factory in the United States

Production of the ID.4 Moved to the VW Chattanooga Factory

The Passat, which had been built in the VW Chattanooga factory, was discontinued in 2022. In its place, production of the all-electric VW ID.4 was moved to Chattanooga earlier this year with the first pre-production examples already rolling out. In fact, the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, TN is being equipped to be the North American home of VW electric vehicle production. The company will expand its electric offerings with the upcoming ID.6 and ID.8.

Check Out the VW ID.4 at Crown Volkswagen of Lawrence

Did you know that you can buy the ID.4 from Crown Volkswagen? It will be arriving on our streets soon, so talk to us about how you can reserve one of your own. We’re right down the road from Kansas City. So, pay us a visit or give us a call today!

 

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